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FE On the Road: The Best of Season 2

Another year on the road has passed, and with it came 23 episodes of FE‘s On the Road series. View a supercut of all the episodes above, and keep it tuned to to keep up as Season 3 gets rolling.

Test drive: Ford F650, 6.8-liter Ford Triton, V10 gasoline engine

The claim to Ford’s Medium-duty fame has always been its hard-working dependability and durability. For 2016, the F650 sports a second-generation 6.7-liter Power Stroke V8 diesel engine; that’s no surprise. What may come as a surprise is the growing popularity of the gas engine option. A 6.8-liter V10 gas engine is now available for both

American Trucking Associations MCE 2016 trade show walkaround

The American Trucking Associations Management Conference and Exhibition took place in Las Vegas from Oct. 1-4, featuring truck and technology news and product showcases on the show floor. News from the show included the launch of a new truck, a new proprietary PACCAR axle (featured in its own video here), safety systems, maintenance apps, and a

PACCAR Axle, 2017 MX engine offering overview: Peterbilt 579 Epiq

PACCAR recently made several big announcements. The first was the unveiling of its 40,000-lb. tandem driven axle that will come as standard equipment on Peterbilt’s 579 spec’ed for linehaul applications. The second was the detailing of enhancements made to the 2017 PACCAR MX engine lineup. I rolled down to Denton, Texas, to get behind the

Heavy-duty engine filter findings: Inside Wix Filters NanoPro Media

There are fewer places in the trucking industry as productive as the Wix Filters manufacturing facility in Gastonia, N.C. I visited with the fine filter folks at Wix for a sneak peek at the new filters coming down the line. While walking the air filter manufacturing line, I spotted a unique green-colored media among Wix’s

Freightliner New Cascadia ride along and interview

Where do you even start talking about a truck re-imagined from the ground up? How about where the rubber meets the road? Daimler Trucks CEO Martin Daum went on the record to say that the 2018 New Cascadia with a GHG17 DD15 integrated Detroit powertrain improved fuel economy by 8%—that’s right, 8%—compared to the Classic

Detroit DD5 engine, Freightliner M2106 test drive

We’ve previewed it, detailed the Detroit production facility, and, now, Fleet Equipment finally got its hands on the new Detroit DD5 engine outfitted in the Freightliner M2106. Yountville, Calif., is nestled in the heart of Napa Valley and was the perfect place to put the DD5 through a mock pick-up-and-delivery route. I talked with Chris Moran, MDEG

Test driving the new Cummins X15 engines

Not content with one 15-liter big bore engine offering, Cummins recently unveiled two iterations of its 2017 X15 engine lineup—the X15 Efficiency Series and the X15 Performance series. The X15 Efficiency Series will be the engine of choice for the majority of line-haul and regional fleets. It offers a range of 400 to 500 Horsepower, with

Three things to know about the new engine oil categories

By now, you’ve probably heard about the new heavy-duty engine oil categories that will replace the CJ-4 oils come December 1st. The first category, API CK-4 will be compatible with all engines and offer increased efficiency over the old CJ-4 category. The new category – API FA-4 – offers additional efficiency gains in 2017 model year engines,

Autonomous Evasive Maneuver Assist in action: ZF Innovation Truck

Autonomous truck technology is not a fad. ZF, a supplier of driveline, chassis and safety technology, showed off the next step in autonomous technology evolution with its Innovation Truck. Taking autonomous technology to the next level was the unveiling of Evasive Maneuver Assist. A partnership between ZF and WABCO birthed a level two autonomous system

Putting the (disc) brakes on: Discussing ADBs with SAF-Holland

Brakes are the backbone of a truck’s safety system. Drum brakes are the traditional solution, but what if I told you there was another option that offered improved stopping distances and reduced maintenance but was held back by every fleet manager’s least favorite four-letter word: cost? To crack the air disc brake market wide open,

How the PACCAR MX-11 engine is powering Kenworth trucks

Fleet Equipment visited the Kenworth Truck Co. plant in Chillicothe, Ohio, to take the recently released PACCAR MX-11 engine for a spin in a variety of Kenworth truck models, and to learn how the new engine is helping Kenworth’s offerings evolve. The PACCAR MX-11 11-liter, 430-HP, 1,550 lb.-ft. engine is available in the Kenworth T880, T680, T800